(Closed) Did you get asked if you want a bridal shower?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Signature Events

Just say, Sure! : )

My mom’s friend asked my mom if anyone was planning a shower for me.  She asked pretty early, and at that point, nobody was.  She insisted on throwing me one, and my mom told me about it after they had discussed details.  My bridesmaids are going to help her, and they’re all really excited.  People love celebrating, so your sis and bmaids might be love the opportunity to plan a soiree in your honor!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I wouldn’t feel bad about saying yes if you do actually want one.  It doesn’t make you sound greedy if someone says “I would like to throw a party for you if you want one” and you say “sure–sounds fun!”  No body’s going to be appalled at a bride having a shower and most people probably assume you’ll have one anyway.

If you do feel guilty, just emphasize that your really want something simple.  I’ve seen so many amazingly elaborate showers on this site, but I don’t want my sister to feel pressure to pull off something like that for me, so I keep telling her that a nice little party in my aunt’s basement is perfect.  Hopefully she won’t get too stressed over it.

Post # 5
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309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I felt a little guilty saying yes — especially because two people want to throw them. I made sure that we had a variety of price ranges on our registry. For the second shower, we are doing a recipe shower where people bring their favorite recipes and an ingredient or spice for the recipe. That way it’s more personal and people don’t feel like they have to bring ANOTHER gift…

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I wouldn’t feel guilty I think that is their way of making sure that no one else is planning to or they are wanting to get ideas from you on what you like.

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